Head of Procurement | Fresh Produce

24 Sep 2019
22 Oct 2019
Michael Kendall
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

We are working with a very vibrant and forward-thinking fresh produce business who are looking to take on a Head of Procurement to lead their team in importing produce from all over the globe and manage a team successfully.

The Job:
This role will see you immersed in the importing of produce, from exotics to salads and someone who can demonstrate a calm, cool and experienced head at the helm of the team with experience in the sector and importing from abroad. This role will be taking over from the current MD who is managing most of this process, so ideally someone who can work very closely with the senior team and potentially take that step up to Director in a few years' time.

The business is expanding rapidly and this role should enable them to grow the procurement function further and increase their supply from abroad.

The Successful Candidate:
To be successful in this role you will have the following:
Over 5 years' experience in the fresh produce or fruit supply chain working in procurement, you will also have experience working in the retail and wholesale supply chain.
Experience working with direct reports and managing a team.
Experience of sourcing produce internationally.
You will be able and willing to travel where necessary with the role, the travel will be in frequent; however the ability to get away when necessary is crucial.

On offer is an excellent salary and package suiting the level of applicant, along with the opportunity of progression as the business continues to grow.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please get in touch with Michael Kendall on 01780 480530 or for a confidential chat.

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